Retail Makeover: From Church to Nightclub to Upscale Mall

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After recent years of standing vacant, the church has found its latest new calling. Jack Menashe, who owned Lounge in SoHo, decided to lease the building and transform it into Limelight Marketplace. He enlisted the help of designers James Mansour and Melisca Klisanin. The concept: experimental high-end retail, with more than 40 small shops, including an apothecary, a wine bar, sweets wing, and epicurean market. Styled after London's Covent Garden and Dover Street Market, the re-designed interior space feels at once intimate and sprawling.